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Source: The Guradian

Tories hit by new defections and slump in opinion polls as party divide widens

Monday 10:49 GMT

The bitter fallout from Brexit is threatening to break the Tory party apart, as a Europhile former cabinet minister Stephen Dorrell on Sunday announces he is defecting to the independent MPs’ group Change UK, and a new opinion poll shows Conservative support plummeting to a five-year low as anti-EU parties surge.

Hayward said the Lib Dems were likely to be the biggest gainers, while Labour, which had fared poorly in recent council byelections, might do less well than its supporters hoped.

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Source: Global News

Ketamine for depression divides experts: ‘I’ve seen these drugs come and go’

Monday 10:49 GMT

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.

Depression can be completely debilitating, making it difficult to do even the simplest tasks — like getting out of bed or brushing one’s teeth. Unfortunately, it’s very common.

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Source: Global News

Notre Dame cathedral fire is under control, Paris firefighters say

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

By 7:40 p.m., the fire had spread to the spire, which collapsed just before 8 p.m.. WATCH: Notre Dame fire — Paris fire brigade footage shows extent of cathedral blaze. About 400 firefighters tried to contain the blaze with water hoses, as police and other emergency personnel cleared the area.

“The terrible news of the fire that has devastated the cathedral of Notre Dame, symbol of Christianity in France and in the world, was received in the Holy See with shock and sadness,” spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said.

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Source: Common Domain

You can capture a dividend above 5% and still enjoy stock-market growth

Thursday 08:04 GMT

The fund seeks long-term growth while paying a high dividend, which may make it appealing for those without pensions in retirement.

The stock’s dividend yield is 1.65%, which isn’t particularly high (the dividend yield for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.05% according to FactSet). However, Abbott is included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index SPDAUDP, +0.26% which means it has increased its regular dividend for at least 25 straight years.

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Source: Fox News

Yang: Companies like Amazon will fund my Universal Basic Income plan

Today 09:00 GMT

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his ‘Freedom Dividend’ plan while appearing on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” Thursday and revealed that tech companies like Amazon would fund his proposed program which aims to give American adults $1,000 dollars monthly.   “We all can see that Amazon paid zero in federal taxes last year despite record revenues. And so, ff we know that the big winners in the new technology age are going to be paying zero taxes then of course were not going to have enough money to go around,” Yang told Bream when pressed about how he would fund Universal Basic Income plan.

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Source: DW

Good Friday dancing ban divides Germany's SPD

Today 11:46 GMT

Despite relaxing the ban in 2013 (it previously began two hours earlier, at midnight before Maundy Thursday), the largely-Catholic state decided a year later that circus events should also be included under the ban.

Read more: Good Friday ban on Muslim circumcision parties in Germany raises larger religious questions. Kühnert's home state of Berlin actually has some of the least strict restrictions across Germany's 16 Bundesländer,  with clubs and music banned from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m..


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